Robert Downey Jr.’s Height, Age, Net Worth & Biography

Robert Downey Jr.’s height is 5’7” (174 cm).

Certainly, Downey is the person that comes to our minds whenever we think of the superhero, Iron Man. Well, that also represents Downey's success in his acting career. Not to mention, the star’s other famous roles are Sherlock Holmes and Dolittle.

Robert John Downey Jr. was born on the 4th of April 1965 in Manhattan, New York, U.S., to the family of Robert Downey Sr. and Elsie Ford. Downey used marijuana for the first time at age six, thanks to his father’s drug addiction.

Likewise, his father later mentioned regretting the decision, as Downey would start abusing alcohol and drugs every night. Nevertheless, his father, a filmmaker, also let Downey play minor roles in his father’s films.

Robert Downey Jr. Bio

Besides acting, Downey took classical ballet classes. Whereas he attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center. In 1982, the star dropped out of Santa Monica High School to pursue his acting career.

Initially, Downey was criticized for his comedic talents and often got replaced. However, starting with his role in Less than Zero, the star was widely praised. Consequently, he got the chance to play in bigger movies, such as Chances Are and Chaplin.

Downey has also been arrested for numerous drug charges, such as possession of heroin and cocaine. In 2008, the star gained global recognition thanks to his two successful films, Iron Man and Tropic Thunder.

Full Name

Robert John Downey Jr.


RDJ, Bob


Actor, Producer

Famous for

Being one of the most influential people in the world, Globally recognized for starring as Tony Stark in Marvel Cinematic Universe as Iron Man

Date of Birth

April 4, 1965

Age (as of 2022)

57 years


Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Zodiac Sign



Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center


Santa Monica High School

Father’s Name

Robert Downey Sr.

Mother’s Name

Elsie Ford


Allyson Downey

Marital Status


Girlfriend Name


Wife Name

Susan Downey

Friends Name

Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Aniston


Jewish Buddhist


Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Current Address

Malibu, California, U.S.


Indio Falconer Downey, Exton Elias Downey, Avri Roel Downey


Painting, Practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu, Listening to music


Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Superhero, MTV Movie Award for MTV Generation Award, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor

Net Worth

$300 Million

Monthly Earning

$2.5 Million

Physical Measurement & More

Downey is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. And while his appearance might not have much to do with it, we can surely praise his middle-aged style. So, here’s everything you might want to know about his physical measurements.

Height (approx.)

In centimeters - 174 cm

In meters - 1.74 m

In feet inches - 5’7”

Weight (approx.)

78 kg

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Social Media Account Link

While Downey’s on-screen comedy is loved by all, the star’s reality is quite similar. In fact, his social media accounts are full of content that will put a huge smile on your face. Not to mention, he also shares his latest activities with fans through those platforms.




















  • Robert Downey Jr. comes from a family of actors, as his father, Robert Downey Sr., was an actor and filmmaker, while his mother, Elsie Ford, was an actress who appeared in his father’s movies.
  • Downey derived his drug addiction from his father, who let him use marijuana when he was six years old.
  • The star and his older sister Allyson grew up in Greenwich Village.
  • Downey’s initial roles included playing in his father’s movies.
  • After quitting college to pursue an acting career, Downey had a rough time, as he was often replaced.
  • Downey’s first successful movie was Less than Zero, where he played a drug-addicted rich boy quite similar to his younger self.
  • The star has been arrested for several drug abuse charges, which stopped him from acting for over 5 years.

Commonly Asked Questions About Robert Downey Jr.

Will RDJ return to the MCU?

While not much detail regarding RDJ’s return has been published, several rumors suggest the star will be part of MCU again.


Is Robert Downey Jr a vegan?

Yes, the star mentioned going vegan and will be preferring “legumes” from now on.


How much did Downey get paid for Endgame?

While being the central figure of the franchise, Downey was paid over $75 million for Avengers: Endgame.


How much did they pay Robert Downey Jr. for Iron Man?

Initially, Downey was paid over $2.5 million per day. By Avengers: Endgame, the star’s base pay was $75 million.

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